Retiring FR Garments: a Step-by-Step Guide to When and How

To ensure your arc-rated and flame resistant (AR / FR) clothing performs as expected in an arc flash or flash fire incident, it’s important to retire and replace worn out garments. Wondering when and how to retire a garment? You’re not alone – this is one of our most-asked questions! These user-friendly infographics make it easy:


You work hard, and so does your AR / FR clothing. Make sure to inspect your garments before each use to identify wear indicators as they appear. Take care to immediately retire and replace any worn out items.

Need a repair?

Knowing whether or not your AR / FR garment can be repaired is as simple as knowing your ABC’s. If damage is minor, contact Tyndale to request a complimentary repair or home repair kit containing AR / FR materials:

Learn the ABC’s of AR / FR Repair